Upcoming tick disease display at local hardware stores
The Lincoln County Health Department, in collaboration with Ace Hardware in both Merrill and Tomahawk, are pleased to announce an upcoming tick disease display. The display will be at the Merrill Ace Hardware all day Friday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.; it will then be moved to the Tomahawk Ace Hardware location on Saturday the 15th starting at 11 a.m. and will remain there until 1 p.m. Sunday.
The display will show ways to help prevent tick disease, how to decrease ticks in your yard, signs of common tick disease, and products from the store that can be used to help prevent tick disease. Along with the display, Lincoln County Health Department staff will be available to answer questions on tick disease and prevention. Staff will be answering questions in Merrill on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9-10 a.m. and will be at the Tomahawk location from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. the same day.
Kristi Krombholz, the lead tick disease investigation nurse at Lincoln County Health Department, urges people to learn more about tick disease.
“We live in Wisconsin, there are ticks here!” she said. “I follow up with many people that think their aches and pains are part of getting older and sometimes spend months or even years in pain before being diagnosed with a tick disease.”
Please stop by to learn how to help stop the spread of tick disease in Lincoln County. For more information on tick disease or the upcoming presentation and display please call the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307 and ask to speak with Kristi Krombholz RN. You can also find information on tick disease on our website at http://lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com/; you can also find us on Facebook!